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World Renowned Australian Artists Go Under The Hammer, In Landmark $5M Liquidation Sale



Gold Coast, Queensland: An estimated $5M in limited edition artworks by some of Australia's most collectible artists – including Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman - are being offered for auction this month, in a sale which will liquidate the entire catalogue of premier Fine Art publisher, Berkeley Editions. 


Among the collection are more than 1,000 limited edition artworks, original printing plates and paintings from notable artists such as Arthur Boyd, Margaret Olley, Charles Blackman, Garry Shead, Ray Crooke, David Boyd, Fred Cress, Kerrie Lester, Jason Benjamin and Tim Storrier. 


Valued in excess of $5 million, the collection includes handmade, limited edition collagraphs, lithographs and etchings, each of which are numbered, titled and signed by the artist. 


All lots will be offered for sale at the starting price of $1, representing a never to be repeated opportunity for members of the public and established collectors alike, to own one or more of these highly collectible artworks. 


For 40 years, Berkeley Editions has been responsible for releasing some of the most important limited editions in Australian art. Owner Robyn Berkeley says her time working with such esteemed artists will be fondly remembered. 


“It was such an honour and fun, to work with and know these fine people. We worked with the wonderful Arthur Boyd for the last twenty years of his life. He was such a gentleman,” Berkeley says. 


Berkeley Editions has long been known and respected in the Australian art world for its support of Australian artists and printers, a contribution which was recognised in 2011 by the State Library of NSW, at an event opened by Edmund Capon, Director of Art Gallery of NSW. In-keeping with its respected position in the Australian art industry, Berkeley has chosen to entrust the sale of its catalogue to Lloyd's Auctioneers and Valuers, whose Fine Art division boasts a team with over 30 years collective experience. 


Bidding on items within the Berkeley catalogue is open to all members of the public via www.lloydsauctions.com.au/art from Friday the 21st of July 2017. 


The first UNRESERVED auction closes on Tuesday 8th August 2017.